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Re: Bug#687001: ITP: optional-dev -- fake (empty) dev package

On Sat, 08 Sep 2012 15:05:21 +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 08, 2012 at 02:43:47PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> > But I see the use case, e.g. for packages that rebuild the
> > documentation if some tool is available and just skip it gracefully
> > and use the shipped version, if not.
> How do you make sure that the uploaded packages are reproducible?

That's the problem I was alluding to in the paragraph before.

(In the case of docs the build result will probably not be identical
anyway, in the typical case where timestamps or tool versions are

Please note that I'm not proposing to go that way; I just wanted to
state that I understand the question of the original poster because
I've thought about something similar before.

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